Title:The Ocean World : Being a Description of the Sea and Some of Its Inhabitants
Publisher:  Cassell, London, 1891, 1891
Seller ID: 76084
FIGUEIR, Louis. The Ocean World : Being a Description of the Sea and Some of Its Inhabitants. Edited and revised by E. Perceval Wright. London : Cassell and Company Limited, 1891. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),-656, frontispiece, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated brick-red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, ,
Louis Figuier (b. February 15, 1819 – d. November 8, 1894, Paris) was a French scientist and writer.
A popular high-Victorian review of the physical constituents of the ocean and of its inhabitants. Very readable, but its great charm lies in the dozens of engravings illustrating the "finny tribes" and their less evident relations.
Rear inner hinge cracked, outer hinges tender, wear and bumping to spine ends, some minor soiling to rear board, name, else very good. 50.00